Timeabu Kindergarten Competition: Design & Construction

We announce a call for entries for the "Timeabu Kindergarten" Architecture Competition. The competition aims to create a place where the youngest children of Timeabu can take classes.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre School
Country Timeabu, Ghana
RegDeadline 17 November 2019 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
20 December 2019 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Students of professionals of architecture, design, engineering, or people involved to design or construction projects

MAIN THEMES: Education, Integration, Sustainability and Efficiency.
A constructible architectural project must be carried out and accor- ding to the local reality for the preschool classes in Timeabu. The preschool class block will be a space comprised of three class- rooms: nursery, Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2.
The project must be conceived from the study of the place and its characteristics. There will be a project selected as winner, a second and a third prize to be built in Timeabu.
The construction will be carried out in the form of a workshop with volunteers and hiring specialized local labor. An approximate construc- tion period must be established, not exceeding 3 months.
Local materials and different bioconstruction techniques should be used, as well as the incorporation of a rainwater collection system to generate a hand wash station.
It is important to consider the latitude and geographical condition for this program, since high temperatures and rainfall will be a condition for the design.
There are currently more than 100 students attending preschool edu- cation classes under a tree. It is necessary the construction of three classrooms in total: Nursery, Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2.
Each classroom must be able to accommodate between 35-40 students.
The competition has two main objectives:
- General urban planning of the new preschool education classrooms: Disposition and integration of the new classrooms in the current school grounds. Integration of the new architecture with existing cons- tructions.
- Classroom design: Three classrooms. Each classroom must be able to accommodate between 35-40 students. It is important to create a relationship between the different classrooms and that each one works independently.
Each classroom should have enough space for the desks for the stu- dents, the teacher's table and a blackboard. There should also be a space where books and material can be stored for students.
There should be a room to use as a storage of approximately 4-6 m2.

Not yet announced

1st Prize: Select their planification to propose for the new classrooms. Construction of the Kindergarten 2 in Timeabu, Ghana.
2nd Prize: Construction of the Kindergarten 1 classroom
3rd Prize: Construction of the Nursery room

Entry Fee
Early registration (Closes 15 October 2019): 30 euros
Advanced registration: 50 euros

Jury decision: 20th Dec 2019 - 10th of January 2020
Winners announcement: 10th of January 2020

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